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El Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant

2220 1st Capitol Dr, Saint Charles, MO 63301-5806
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Ranked #56 of 224 restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 16, 2014
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61% Recommend
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New Haven, Connecticut
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144 reviews 144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stumbled onto this restaurant by accident- it was one of the best Mexican meals I've ever had (!) There's nothing fancy to the space, and it's in a rather crowded strip mall. I was completely unprepared for how much I loved the food! The salsa that came with the chips at the table was PERFECT- flavorful with just enough... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This isn't what I'd consider a Mexican restaurant. We order a variety of dishes and the only ones that tasted decent were the fajitas. The margaritas were weak and bland, the quesadillas were smothered in cheese and didn't taste good, the enchiladas were mushy. I wouldn't recommend this place until it fixes it's menu and raises the standard of food.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our favorite Mexican restaurant in St. Charles. Don't know why anyone goes to the ones that put the exact same sauce over the exact same meat and just call it enchiladas, burritos, etc. We love the pork and it is always tender, never fatty, and has been slow cooking in the sauce. Delicious.

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We came into the restaurant as first timers. We sat at the bar to watch tv, the staff was very friendly and attentive, even let us change the channel on the tv! They were very busy but all keep smiles and worked very well together. I got the enchiladas and they were so good with their red sauce! I enjoyed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

The service was okay, the waiter was nice but got someones drink wrong. The frozen margarita was not blended well enough, it couldn't be drank through the straw. I don't even think there was any tequila in the other margarita, couldn't taste it at all. The food wasn't that great, I've had much better. Menu isn't very big, not much... More

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san francisco
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191 reviews 191 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I think that this restaurant is a little over-rated. I agree that the salsa and chips are excellent (deserving of the "5" rating); the chile relleno was also excellent ("4" or "5"). The rest of the meal, however, were mediocre (burrito; tortillas; rice & beans; "salad"). Service was decent; ambience was satisfactory; prices were cheap.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This is the only Mexican Restaurant that I will go to. If you like your salsa hotter--just ask--they have another kind for us "hot" salsa eaters. The food is plentiful--you'll probably be taking some home. They will sell chips and salsa to go!!

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O'Fallon, Missouri
2 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I have been going here for years. The staff is friendly, the food is great, and the service is wonderful. Priced just right.

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Florissant, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

I have been going to this place for years. Always good food and service.

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Alton, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Nothiner to write home about...typical Mexican food. The food was slightly above average, however the drinks left much to be desired. Not much alcohol, and not blended well at all. Large chuncks of ice in a frozen drink...couldn't drink it with a straw. Guacamole was not something I would feed a dog.

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